MANTEL, Hilary. The Mirror & The Light.

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MANTEL, Hilary. The Mirror & The Light. London: Fourth Estate, 2020.

Large 8vo., original blue publisher's boards, original dust jacket designed by Julian Humphries; backstrip lettered in gilt with gilt lion motif; black and white photo endpapers and black ribbon marker; pp. [ii], xiv, [iv], 883, [xi]; fine, almost new.
First and ~b~signed limited edition~i~, with Mantel's signature to first half title and 'signed by the author' round sticker to the upper panel of jacket.
The long anticipated third installment of the Wolf Hall trilogy, preceded by 'Bring up the Bodies' which was released in 2012. Both previous novels were Booker Prize winners. This book completes the story of Thomas Cromwell, and documents his ascent to the pinnacle of riches and power, followed by his fall from royal favour and subsequent public execution at Tower Hill in 1540.